Stratford police are searching for a man who they said robbed the People's Bank at the Stop & Shop on East Main Street Monday and fled before officers arrived.
Police said the suspect claimed to have a bomb during the robbery, in which he was able to obtain about $50. No one was injured in the incident.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30s to early 40s, about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark color baseball cap and a hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, jeans and work boots, police said.
Anyone who may have information is urged to contact the at 203.385.4123 or 203.375.TIPS (8477).